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#1 the_stain

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Posted 03 July 2018 - 04:09 AM

Have we talked about this? Crazy story.

https://www-m.cnn.co...intl/index.html
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Posted 03 July 2018 - 04:15 AM

we have not but holy shit I'm glad I'm not one of those kid's parents.


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Posted 03 July 2018 - 04:20 AM

:shock:

 

 

Capt. Akanand Surawan, a commander with the Royal Thai Navy, said authorities would now supply the group with four months' worth of food and begin teaching the boys how to scuba dive


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Posted 03 July 2018 - 04:26 AM

:shock:

 

yeah - I don't do caves.


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Posted 03 July 2018 - 05:13 AM

This seems like one of those deals... Play stupid games, win stupid prizes. Apparently their warning signs advising people up avoid the area during the rainy season, that starts in June...

I'm not saying they shouldn't rescue them, but c'mon, how many resources is this effort sucking up that could be used elsewhere.
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Posted 03 July 2018 - 05:46 AM

This seems like one of those deals... Play stupid games, win stupid prizes. Apparently their warning signs advising people up avoid the area during the rainy season, that starts in June...

I'm not saying they shouldn't rescue them, but c'mon, how many resources is this effort sucking up that could be used elsewhere.

Have kids?


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Posted 03 July 2018 - 05:49 AM

They said early this morning they are trying to bring in 4 months of food and water filtration in case they have to teach them how to dive out.
This is going to be an amazing story if everybody gets out alive.

:shock:


I guess I should read the comments before I post. :cheers:
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Posted 03 July 2018 - 05:51 AM

I don't know the specifics of the cave or how deep it is....but I wonder how much head pressure the water is creating in the trapped airspace.  If any, I guess, if there happens to be fissures that could leak that pressure out.  


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Posted 03 July 2018 - 05:58 AM

I don't know the specifics of the cave or how deep it is....but I wonder how much head pressure the water is creating in the trapped airspace. If any, I guess, if there happens to be fissures that could leak that pressure out.


Thry survived the first 4 days drinking fresh water coming out the walls. My guess is there is enough leakage to not build any pressure.
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Posted 03 July 2018 - 06:17 AM

Have kids?


Yes. 4 of them.

All I'm saying is there should be repercussions. Sadly, the repercussions will probably be that they close the cave off to everyone. Ruining it for those with the common sense to read the warning signs.
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Posted 03 July 2018 - 06:18 AM

I saw a headline yesterday saying they had been found, and thought the ordeal was over.  I didn't realize they were still trapped and nobody really knows how to get them out.


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Posted 03 July 2018 - 06:19 AM

I just read that article but it didn't explain how the kids got into such a weird area in the first place?  What were they doing that they ended up there?  2km into the cave and 1km below the surface doesn't sound like some sort of Mammoth Cave tour.



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Posted 03 July 2018 - 06:46 AM

I just read that article but it didn't explain how the kids got into such a weird area in the first place?  What were they doing that they ended up there?  2km into the cave and 1km below the surface doesn't sound like some sort of Mammoth Cave tour.

 

They were exploring the cave and it started raining which flooded the cave.  They apparently went deeper and deeper in an effort to find higher/dry ground (which they eventually did).


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Posted 03 July 2018 - 12:57 PM

They said early this morning they are trying to bring in 4 months of food and water filtration in case they have to teach them how to dive out.
This is going to be an amazing story if everybody gets out alive.

I guess I should read the comments before I post. :cheers:


Four months doesn’t sound like enough time to train someone for that sort of cave diving. I would expect zero visibility, a couple of changes of air tanks, difficult navigation, etc.
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Posted 03 July 2018 - 01:01 PM

This seems like one of those deals... Play stupid games, win stupid prizes. Apparently their warning signs advising people up avoid the area during the rainy season, that starts in June...

I'm not saying they shouldn't rescue them, but c'mon, how many resources is this effort sucking up that could be used elsewhere.

Wow 


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Posted 03 July 2018 - 01:01 PM

Four months doesn’t sound like enough time to train someone for that sort of cave diving. I would expect zero visibility, a couple of changes of air tanks, difficult navigation, etc.


I think it's to put a dry spell into the extraction window
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Posted 03 July 2018 - 01:07 PM

I think it's to put a dry spell into the extraction window

that was my reading as well. It's either dive now in zero visibility in fast moving water now or wait 4 months for the water to recede.
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Posted 03 July 2018 - 01:22 PM

They went without food for 10 days. It would take a week to get them physically ready to handle a dive....and then they don't have the technical skill to do it.

Edited by Zaphod_Beeblebrox, 03 July 2018 - 01:22 PM.

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#19 Larry Vaughn

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Posted 03 July 2018 - 04:22 PM

Sofa king crazy... I’m just glad they’re alive
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#20 Mike Green

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Posted 03 July 2018 - 04:27 PM

"Cave Kids" new mini summer series on Discovery channel


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